Which most popular footballer for the Arsenal Football Club got three million unfollows in an Instagram outage that occurred on Monday, November 1, 2022? It was none other than Cristiano Ronaldo!
How did the 37-year-old professional Portuguese footballer lose such a following in one Instagram outage? Let’s find out!
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Career
Ronaldo’s record graces the masses of the Arsenal Football Club. He is known to have appeared in most games, which is a total of 183 appearances.
Scoring more than 140 goals in his 21-year career, Ronaldo is renowned for hard-hitting, game-winning goals. Of the 140 total goals in his career, he has scored 14 of them for the European Championship and 117 of them counted as international goals.
When he was not scoring goals, Ronaldo lent a helping hand to his team with 42 assists in the Champions Leagues. He has had the most scores in seven campaigns of the Champion Leagues throughout his career.
How Did Cristiano Ronaldo Lose 3 Million Followers?
When the outage happened on Monday, Ronaldo had a massive following of 493 million people. This number was reduced by three million when an electronic bug hit multiple Instagram accounts whereas some content creators saw a huge loss in their follower count.
It was inferred that an Instagram app update for the iOS platform may have contributed to the glitch that caused Ronaldo and other Instagram content creators to lose thousands and millions of followers.
As of the time of writing this article, Cristiano Ronaldo has regained his following to now over 494 million followers. When the news was published about his followership loss, people who follow his Instagram must have checked to be sure that they were still considered a follower on his list. If they were removed from his list of followers, they must have refollowed him to show him their support!
How Does Cristiano Ronaldo Stack Up To Other Football Players on Instagram?
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are rivals in the Arsenal Football Club. Lionel Messi’s official Instagram account @leomessi has 371 million followers which is 123 million followers less than Ronaldo’s 494 followers on his Instagram handle, @cristiano.
Messi is eight years Ronaldo’s senior. The Argentinian footballer has scored 474 goals for La Liga. He is the international soccer player with the highest number of assists amongst his peers at 345. His recent crypto trading partnership with Bitget, as seen on one of his recent Instagram reels from October 22, has helped to increase his prominence among followers.
Bukayo Saka is considered the current best player for the Arsenal Football Club because of his performance index ranking at 99 during his time in the Premier League. The 21-year-old England-born Arsenal player has participated in 168 matches over five seasons in the club with 32 total goals scored throughout the game.
He just started his Instagram page back in late 2021 and currently only has almost 200 followers. As he posts more content and makes big moves in the Arsenal Football Club, he will build his followership and possibly rival that of the number of followers on Messi and Ronaldo’s accounts.
Saka is currently more active on Twitter and currently has 922,000 followers compared to Ronaldo’s 104.4 million followers and Messi’s almost 2,400 followers on the platform. This means that Messi and Ronaldo are more active on Instagram while Saka remains more active on Twitter.
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